With Klay Thompson not playing Wednesday, the Raptors made sure Oracle fans still got to see jaw-dropping shooting displays by a backcourt tandem in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.Toronto’s tandem of Kyle Lowry and Danny Green combined for 11 of their team’s 17 3-pointers and 41 points to help overcome Stephen Curry’s one-man show in the Raptors’ 123-109 victory.The Splash Brothers of the North, if you will.Curry was dazzling with 47 points, the most he’s ever scored in an NBA …
Algeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi won gold in the men’s 1,500m on Tuesday, a day after having his disqualification from the event revoked. Makhloufi, 24, put in a blistering final 200 metres to take gold in three minutes, 34.08 seconds.Makhloufi had been thrown out of the Olympics for not trying his best in an early 800m heat.He was reinstated on appeal on Monday after submitting a doctor’s note that he had been carrying an injury.Leonel Manzano of the US took silver with a season’s best of 3:34.79.The bronze went to Morocco’s Abdalaati Iguider in 3:35.13.Beijing gold medalist Asbel Kiprop finished a surprise 12th in a relatively slow race.
The Poundland lorry which smashed into Foyleside Shopping centre this morningPOLICE are investigating after a speeding lorry smashed into the Foyleside Shopping Centre in Derry.The incident happened in the early hours of this morning.It is claimed the 40ft-plus articulated Poundland lorry hurtled at speed down Linenhall Street. It is not yet know what injuries the driver sustained or if anyone else was injured in the crash.As part of its investigation, police have sealed off Linenhall Street, Market Street and Orchard Street.SPEEDING ARTICULATED LORRY SMASHES INTO DERRY’S FOYLESIDE SHOPPING CENTRE was last modified: September 11th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet Then it crashed into a wall outside the Millennium Forum.The lorry then struck a car outside the theatre before smashing into the Orchard Street entrance of the Foyelside centre.The Millennium Forum and the Orchard Street entrance to the shopping centre are expected to remain closed for the quite some time for structural issues.But the shopping centre will open as usual today at 1 pm for normal Sunday trading hours. LINEHALL STREEMillennium ForumORCHARD STREETpoundlandSPEEDING ARTICULATED LORRY SMASHES INTO DERRY’S FOYLESIDE SHOPPING CENTREt
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Theresa May at Stormont talks this afternoonSDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has welcomed signals that a deal is finally within reach between the DUP and Sinn Féin. “People understand that simply forming a new Executive is not in itself enough.“The real change necessary is an end to the cycle of two parties who have proved themselves very good at the art of political standoff but very bad at the responsibility of government.“That is the joint DUP/Sinn Féin status quo that must now end.“Any new Government must use its power to tackle the real challenges faced by this society, it must be a new government which ends the decade long pattern of DUP intransigence and Sinn Féin weakness and most of all it must be a new government which proves itself of actual relevance and value to all our people,” he added.EASTWOOD: POLITICS MUST ADDRESS CHALLENGES AND CRISES WE FACE was last modified: February 12th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Theresa May are at Stormont House for the talks which are said to be at a “decisive stage” although no deal between Sinn Fein and the DUP has been agreed.Mr Eastwood said the SDLP would await the publication of its detail before giving full judgement.The SDLP Leader added that after a year of political failure the focus must immediately return to the threat of Brexit, a stagnant economy and the crises in our health service and in school budgets – priorities entirely absent in the negotiation between the DUP and Sinn Féin. In order to help bring that focus, Mr Eastwood has once again set out the SDLP’s priorities if a Programme for Government negotiation begins in the week ahead.The Foyle MLA said: “For over a year the people of the North have been badly let down. I therefore welcome signals that a deal is finally within reach between the DUP and Sinn Féin.“Having been frozen in failure for over a year, a deal must not be a moment of self- congratulation for Sinn Féin and the DUP. If a deal is done, it must instead be a moment when our politics returns to the real challenges and crises facing this society.“It is clear that, during these yearlong secret talks between Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill, there has been no real mention of Brexit, of our ailing economy and no priority given to the crises engulfing our health service and our school budgets. People deserve to know that up to this point the talks between Sinn Féin and the DUP have not focused on these issues – as parties they simply weren’t interested in them. “Therefore, if a Programme for Government negotiation begins in the next week, the SDLP will be making Brexit, the economy, health and education our priority. A new Executive which deals with these priorities is the only basis through which inclusive government is possible.“To bring that focus I am again setting out the SDLP’s proposals and priorities including on Brexit, increased childcare provision, City Deals for Derry and Belfast that finally see the expansion of the Magee campus, the delivery of key road and infrastructure projects such as the A5, the A6 and the Narrow Water Bridge, increased new build social housing and practical interventions to tackle poverty.“This sits in addition to forging ahead with the health service transformation plan, bringing certainty to patients and professionals in our hospitals, and resourcing our schools to provide the highest quality education for our children.“For a year northern politics has ignored the economic and social rights of our people -the SDLP will once again be putting them back on the table. BREXITEASTWOOD: POLITICS MUST ADDRESS CHALLENGES AND CRISES WE FACEPRIME MINISTER THERESA MAYstormontTAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR ShareTweet